In this episode of the Can Learn English Podcast, you’ll learn the meaning of the expression strapped for cash.
Strapped for cash means that you don’t have any money available. This idiom has a similar meaning to broke, hard up, short on money, and down to one’s last cent.
When you use this expression it is not used to indicate that you’re destitute or completely out of money. It means that you are temporarily out of funds and you need to be careful about how you spend your money.
Sorry, I can’t come on vacation with you, I’m strapped for cash.
We can’t make that investment right now, we’re strapped for cash this quarter.
Really, he got a job a Sportsnet? I heard they were cash-strapped.
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- Vocabulary Builder
- Listening comprehension
- Dictation for advanced listening
Episode sources and references
Opening clip: Sister of Viola Desmond delivers punchy speech
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